I was shocked to hear Elisa Loncón’s stepping down as president of Chile’s Constitutional Congress. Six months ago, she made history as the Mapuche woman who won that leadership role. I was concerned she might be ill or that her university work pulled her away. After reading several articles to determine the impetus for the […]Read more
Dr. King Influenced Chilean Protests?
For my tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today, I’d like to tell the story of how his example of peaceful protests influenced social movements in Chile. As we know, Dr. King developed methods of non-violent resistance learned from Gandhi’s work. What is not as widely recognized in the United States is […]Read more
Chilean Constitutional Congress Candidates
A story in English with details you’ll only find on Fake Flamenco! Chileans voted in October 2020 to form a Constitutional Congress and write a new constitution, as you read here. The deadline for potential representatives to declare candidacy was Monday, January 11. An astounding 3,399 people answered the call; including both independents and political […]Read more